Z Resorts Selects OpenKey For New Hotel ZaZa Austin

Dallas, TX, Nov 26, 2019 – Z Resorts known for iconic Hotel ZaZa properties in Dallas and Houston have implemented mobile keyless entry at the newest property, the Hotel ZaZa Austin Downtown in collaboration with OpenKey, the industry standard for mobile key in hotels.  Guests at the hotel can enjoy mobile check-in, digital key and mobile check-out using their smartphones and the popular OpenKey app.

Located in downtown Austin’s Warehouse District, Hotel ZaZa Austin marries big city sophistication with authentic Texas style to create the city’s preeminent luxury boutique hotel.  The hotel offers 159 guestrooms, including the trademark Magnificent Seven Suites and Concept Suites.  A destination-worthy spa and fitness center with access to the 7th floor outdoor pool and cabana bar allow guests to relax and enjoy the wonderful views from the rooftop pool.  The hotel also offers two dining options for guests as well as 8,500 sq ft of meeting and event space.

“We understand how important convenience and sustainability is for today’s traveler. Whether it’s for business or pleasure, our goal is to make sure our guests enjoy modern, sophisticated accommodations with high-tech amenities,” said Matthew Nuss, President of Hotel Operations for Z Resorts and Hotel ZaZa. “Introducing OpenKey’s mobile technology as part of our services ensures our guests get the best of both worlds.”

A recent Oracle global study confirmed that 88 percent of consumers surveyed want a mobile app that supports check-in, check-out and provides a relevant and personalized experience.  In addition to those capabilities, the OpenKey app will provide Hotel ZaZa Austin guests with dining and amenity information about the hotel as well as the Wi-Fi network and password for use during their stay.  OpenKey also supports sustainability efforts in the hotel industry as keyless room access reduces the need for disposable plastic keys.

“Z Resorts has developed a magnificent portfolio of properties and the Hotel ZaZa Austin Downtown is a fantastic example” stated Brian Shedd, VP Global Sales & Marketing for OpenKey.  “Adding mobile keyless entry to the incredible décor and location of this property creates an unbeatable guest experience in the center of the weirdest city in Texas!”

OpenKey continues to revolutionize the hotel industry and reshape the standard for guest service. The seamless transition from traditional key cards to keyless entry has made OpenKey the go-to choice for hotels going through renovation or looking to upgrade the guest experience.

About OpenKey

Founded in 2014, OpenKey is reinventing the hospitality experience through its mobile access solution. The OpenKey app is the industry standard for universal mobile key technology and works with the majority of digital hotel locks. Hotels and their guests benefit from OpenKey’s platform providing efficiency, easy guest access, and paired with existing hotel mobile offerings. OpenKey is a privately held company located in Plano, Texas. The company has been funded by the largest hotel ownership and management companies in the world. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices. For more information, please visit

About Hotel ZaZa

Hotel ZaZa is a sensory experience that is refined yet relaxed. Its sophisticated and sensual interior design and culinary excellence is completed by a staff that pays impeccable attention to each and every guest, making them feel at home. Whether for business, a romantic weekend, or world-famous celebrities, ZaZa hotels blend intimate comfort with Stay ZaZa-style to create inspired accommodations, one-of-a-kind themed suites, and award-winning restaurants and spas. Located in downtown Austin’s Warehouse District, Hotel ZaZa Austin marries big city sophistication with authentic Texas style to create the city’s preeminent luxury boutique hotel. Guests enjoy classic cocktails and lunch at Perfect Strangers while the Group Therapy restaurant and bar offers a full menu for any dining occasion.  Operations management and marketing are provided by Z Resorts, LLC, led by Z Resorts President Benji Homsey. 


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